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Le Caprice eggs Arlington recipe

Le Caprice eggs Arlington recipe

Sunday brunch at Le Caprice was a busy session with a menu very different to the rest of the week, featuring classics like chowder, corned beef hash and kedgeree. I introduced this dish to it 30-odd years ago. I’ve featured it on my menus ever since, renaming it eggs De Beauvoir when I started to smoke my own salmon in the back garden of my house on De Beauvoir Road in Hackney. Recently I have switched to using cold-smoked trout, preferring to use the large fish reared by Mark and Fiona Firth on their Dorset trout farm. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients For the hollandaise sauce 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 small shallot, roughly chopped a few sprigs of tarragon 1 bay leaf 5 peppercorns 250g unsalted butter 2 large egg yolks To serve 2 English muffins, halved 4 large eggs 120-150g cold-smoked trout Method Put the vinegar, shallot, herbs and peppercorns in a saucepan with 2 tbsp water and heat to reduce the liquid to about a …

2054, Part VI: Standoff at Arlington

2054, Part VI: Standoff at Arlington

18:46 April 15, 2054 (GMT‑5) Arlington National Cemetery That night in her apartment Julia Hunt ordered in sushi and watched the coverage of Slake’s botched press conference on her living room sofa. Days later, Slake’s panicked responses to the questions about Castro’s death continued to air, and they appeared even worse on the news. Hunt raised a piece of salmon sashimi between two chopsticks as she read the chyron for the next story: Castro Autopsy Leaked on Common Sense Confirms Foul Play and White House Lies. She dropped the fish onto her lap. News of the withheld autopsy exploded. On every channel the prime-time anchors flashed printed copies of the report to the camera. They read whole sections aloud, describing the dimensions of the marble-sized mass of cells inexplicably lodged in Castro’s aorta and the excerpted transcript of the autopsy itself, in which the chief internist concluded, “This can’t be the same heart.” Within the hour, Truthers flooded the streets in cities around the country. As Hunt scrolled the channels, a news crew in Lafayette …

FDIC attorney Mark Black pleads guilty in child sex exploitation case

FDIC attorney Mark Black pleads guilty in child sex exploitation case

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) headquarters in Washington, DC, US, on Monday, March 13, 2023. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images A former high-ranking lawyer at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiring to sexually exploit multiple children and now faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 15 years. The lawyer, Mark Black, also previously served as president of the board of the Arlington Aquatic Club, a renowned Virginia swim club that includes U.S. Olympic swimmers among its alumni. Black resides in Arlington. Black, 50, most recently was special counsel in the general counsel’s office of the FDIC, which insures the deposits of U.S. commercial and savings banks, according to his LinkedIn page. He has worked in the legal division since April 2013, his LinkedIn page says. The Department of Justice said Black, who is married and has teenage sons, was a member of “two online groups dedicated to exploiting children.” “The goal of the two groups was to locate prepubescent girls online and convince them to …

Heroic Dog Saves Neighbors from Fire in Arlington, Washington

Heroic Dog Saves Neighbors from Fire in Arlington, Washington

[Jan. 14, 2024: JD Shavit, The Brighter Side of News] A heartwarming tale of bravery unfolded in the dead of night, as a loyal canine companion named Lucy turned into an unexpected hero. (CREDIT: Arlington PD) In the quiet town of Arlington, Washington state, a heartwarming tale of bravery unfolded in the dead of night, as a loyal canine companion named Lucy turned into an unexpected hero. At 3:00 a.m., a fire quietly consumed the workshop of a neighboring North County home. Unbeknownst to the sleeping residents, disaster was looming just across the road. Douglas O’Connor II, a resident of the house closest to the burning workshop, was in a deep slumber when an unfamiliar sound abruptly roused him from his dreams. It was his faithful dog, Lucy, who had undergone a remarkable transformation that fateful night. “Normally, I just yell at her to go to sleep, you know?” recalled O’Connor, who had become accustomed to Lucy’s barking. But on this particular occasion, Lucy’s bark was different—urgent and filled with a sense of alarm. Related …